Fresh off last night’s explosive season finale of “Euphoria,” Zendaya teams up with Labrinth to release “I’m Tired” from the hit HBO series.
Co-written by Labrinth and Zendaya, “I’m Tired” was originally performed in the emotional final scene of episode four that finds Rue standing in a church while Labrinth sings to her. The two came together after the episode aired to create a collaborative version, which played during the end credits of the finale.
“Hey Lord, you know I’m fighting / Hey Lord, you know, I’ll find it,” Zendaya sings on their chilling duet. “I don’t know when or how today / Hey Lord, I’m on my way.”
Speaking with IndieWire, the Emmy-winning composer recalled the emotional experience of performing the song on set. “I knew what Rue was going through. Being in a church, it felt spiritual,” said Labrinth. “Zendaya was crying. I was crying. We had Hunter [Schafer] and Dom[inic Fike] and everyone could feel the vibe there was different.”
Kid Cudi has expressed his interest in recording a remix to “I’m Tired.” “Please dear GOD put me on a remix of this @Zendaya @Labrinth,” he tweeted, which prompted Zendaya to respond, “Yoooo! What a dream that would be… @Labrinth???”
On Friday, Dominic Fike’s “Elliot’s Song,” which was performed during the season two finale, will be released to streaming services.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) March 1, 2022